Large Logistics Parks (Transport Infrastructure)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:07 am on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase 11:07 am, 7th December 2016

I completely agree with a couple of my hon. Friend’s points. We must not get in the way of economic development, which I will touch on shortly. The A5 goes all the way up to Cannock, and the road is permanently clogged. I support anything that will lead to the A5 being dualled as quickly as possible, which would alleviate many of the problems we are talking about today.

Consideration of transport infrastructure is particularly important when we consider the redevelopment of the Rugeley B power station site, which is opposite the Amazon fulfilment site. These are early days, but the infrastructure cannot cope now, so I have concerns about the plans for developing the site. The infrastructure we have now will not support further logistics centres.